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El Refugio de Intag Cloud Forest Lodge

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Casilla 18 | Via Intag Km 53, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and me enjoyed six days at El Refugio de Intag Cloud Forest Lodge in November 2018 during a three-months travel in Ecuador. We were triggered to visit Intag valley by its reputation for harboring original forest and by its solid resistance to illegal...More

Thank RK-Koeln
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful and special place. Our hosts were so warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable. There are forest trails leading from the lodge and such colourful array of birds to be admired from the breakfast window. We went on a bird watching tour and saw Cock...More

Thank kimkX8211RV
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Situated away from the main highway, El Refugio is perfect for nature lovers and/or families. It is nearby most of the attractions that the Intag area offers and has walking access to a variety of habitats both on and near the property. Peter is an...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic location, amazing hotel, and wonderful host. Peter was a great host, especially with our family with little kids, Lupe’s food was also great. The location is wonderful if you are interested in birding or not, but the host is a great resource for this...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

I had an amazing time at El Refugio. My first day it rained quite a bit, but I was able to watch tanagers from the comfort of the dining room. The second day, Oswoldo took me on a lovely hike thru the forest, pointing out...More

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Description
This cloud forest Lodge is located just 33 miles from the market town of Otavalo along the Toabunchi River in northwestern Ecuador. The brick-and-stucco house and the wooden cabin are surrounded by gardens that More attract the 200-plus species of birds from the retreat's 60 acres of forest. The often snow-capped 17,000’ Cotacachi mountain is in view. Mild temperatures are the norm: an average of 75 to 80 F. Guests can hike along the river or up the mountain to view birds and orchids and other strikingly beautiful wildflowers. The area is free of tropical diseases. Meals are available from the resident caretakers who are also the cook and guide. A thirty-minute drive takes you to the small town of Apuela, with stores, a health clinic and the Coffee Cooperative of ACRI, to witness the way the coffee process works--from farm to roasted beans. Not far away are the hot baths of Nangulvi. These natural hot springs are set in a deep valley, the mountains rising straight from the valley floor. The best part of El Refugio is the closeness to nature it provides. The refuge is off the main road, so the sounds you hear are the birds and the river, and the clouds that frequently cloak the forested mountains make for a dramatic setting. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Family Rooms, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Family Rooms, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$107 - US$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
Room types
Family Rooms, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$107 - US$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
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Traveller (76)
Room & Suite (20)
Dining (8)
Pool & Beach (4)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Aubree S
22 August 2016|
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Response from IntagSandy | Property representative |
Hi, we do have a house for rent. It is the house by the river. You can call me at 063015842. I hope to here from you. best, Sandy
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"Wooden House"
RK-Koeln
1 week ago
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"The separate 3BR "cabin", that had common area between the 2 bedrooms we rented, and I recommend..."
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19 Sep 2018
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"bring sunblock and hiking shoes."
KarenKumar16
2 Jan 2018
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"The wood house was my favorite location."
KVC666
26 Jan 2017
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